This weekend I had the great opportunity to have Tia Chancellor, a junior from Assumption High School (my alma mater) shadow me at WHAS for the day. That’s essentially like having an entire internship crammed into one day. Tia is doing the job-shadow as part of a research paper on reporting. During her day long adventure, she had a chance to see every aspect of the news making machine. When she walked in, we literally had just heard about a hostage situation in Hillview. So she had the chance to see first hand how we verify the news, the reporter and photographer scramble out the door and then the final finished product presented on air. Not bad for a couple of hours in a newsroom.
When I asked her why she was interested in shadowing a reporter Chancellor told me “It’s something I was definitely interested in and there are so many things I want to do in my career, and I wanted to see if I’d like to pursue reporting.”
After the news, we had a chance to stop by the “Night at the Museum” Kentucky Derby Museum event benefitting the WHAS Crusade for Children. Tia met Terry Meiners with WHAS radio, former University of Louisville Basketball player and Utah Jazz player Darrell Griffith, and Crusade for Children’s Dawn Lee and Larry Ledford.
Thanks for joining us for the day Tia!
P.S. Go Rockets!